Denver, July 26, 2000 — Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q), the broadband Internet communications company, today named Ross B. Lau president of international business. Lau, who will be based in Hong Kong and Denver, will lead Qwest's global expansion efforts into new markets, including the Pacific Rim countries. He will report to Qwest Chairman and CEO Joseph P. Nacchio.

Lau was with Nortel Networks Limited, where he served most recently as president and chief operating officer for service provider solutions in Asia. Earlier he was with Nortel in the United States, China, Europe, and Canada. Lau is a 27-year veteran of Nortel, beginning his career at Bell Northern Research, the research arm of Nortel Networks.

"As Qwest continues to expand its international presence, Ross expertise in the Pacific Rim carrier and equipment markets is invaluable," said Nacchio. "He is a great addition to the strong Qwest management team and we look forward to his leadership in further globalizing our business."

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